“How To” Plumbing 101: While having a professional assess your plumbing issue is the most reliable course of action, we understand that you might not want to call a plumbing service for every little thing. However, sometimes things that start off small such as a leaky faucet or a clogged drain can become a big pain in your…wallet. Here are tips to know when to and when not to call a plumber:
How to prevent plumbing problems: in this section we talk about easy ways to maintain your plumbing systems in the home
Many home owners do not know what is appropriate to wash down their sink drain. They might think that if it is liquid, it can be easily thrown in the sink without any consequences. This is a huge misconception!
In an event of a serious plumbing emergency such as a flood or a cracked pipe, do not try to fix the situation yourself because it could cause an even bigger problem. The only thing you should do is call a professional plumber and try to alleviate the issue as much as you can till the plumber arrives.
Whenever we see that the water is not going down the drain and it is clogged, many of us reach for the liquid drain cleaner to fix the problem but that might actually do more harm than good. Even a plunger will help more than a drain cleaner most of the time!
-Know how old the plumbing system is. If the plumbing system in the building/house is old compared to the other buildings nearby, it is more likely that you will have to repair or even replace the entire system because they could have corroded so much that the water pressure will get worse as the years go by.
Recently, a customer called our emergency service in a total panic because the toilet was leaking in her home, causing a flood. Since Go Pro Plumbing & Heating’s emergency service operates 24/7, one of our expert plumbers rushed over to fix the problem. He found the bottom floor bathroom covered with water that was seeping to all of the other rooms. It turned out that the main water line was clogged, which was causing the toilet to leak.